Quick Hits

Quick Hits for Dec. 8: Nobel, Bulgaria, and NYT

Quick Hits for Dec. 8 A click in time… Nobel Talk:  This year’s Nobel winner, Mario Vargas Llosa, has written an beautifully affecting speech in response to being awarded the prize.  Addressing politics, his love of books and the influence of French culture on his literary life, it comes down to building communities that educate…

Quick Hits for Nov. 10: It’s a Houellebecqian World; Set Them Free

Quick Hits for Nov. 10 Clicktastic! Houelle, Houelle, Houelle:  Finally, Michel Houellebecq has earned the prestigious Prix Goncourt for his fifth novel, La Carte et le territoire(The Map and the terrirtor).  Regarded as equal turns brilliant and something akin to the Howard Stern of the French literary world, Houellebecq finally captured the judges with his…